A tool whereby individuals who are paired at random talk to each other and exchange knowledge.

Randomised Coffee Trials enable peoplr to meet and connect with each other at random, giving them time to talk about whatever they wish, perhaps over a cup of coffee.

Randomised Coffee Trials help build relationships, improve communication, encourage collaboration and share knwoledge and ideas.

More information

This postcard describes the Randomised Coffee Trial tool in words and pictures.

View the NHS Knowledge Mobilisation Framework elearning module on Randomised Coffee Trials.

Questions to help get a conversation started. Questions prepared by Susan Smith. 

Nesta’s Blog, Institutionalising Serendipity: Productive Coffee Breaks. A blog post describing the benefits of taking part in RCTs at Nesta, an innovation charity.

Randomised Coffee Trials: Making Time for a Coffee. Use the template to plan your own Randomised Coffee Trial. 

Contact the Knowledge for Healthcare team on [email protected] for the postcard in an accessible format.

Page last reviewed: 5 April 2024